This post has had many comments. A lot of them quite negative about stagers.
The point is that it really bothers agents that we get paid when we do a project. Some of us do creative financing and even get paid at closing.
The issue really is Why Don't Agents Demand to be paid at least partially at listing?
Why do agents take over price listings and then complain that they are not selling?
Or that the house is in terrible condition and they put bad photos on the MLS?
Agents you work hard. Really hard at getting listing to the closing table. I've been in your shoes and know how expensive it is to hold listings that don't sell.
Isn't it time that the sellers but some of their money upfront? And payment along the way? At least to make your expenses on the property?
No other profession works like this. Why do you?
Isn't about time for a new pricing and payment policy?
Maybe that would stop these sellers who want to overprice, not clean up and not co-operate with agents who want to show the house.............just to see what will happen in the market.
Stagers should be paid at the time the job is done. My attorney bills by the hour and expects payment every month. My Dr. wants payment at time the service is performed. Ditto with dentist and every other professional that I work with.
Time for NAR and Realtors to start changing the way you are paid.